MHViXHMHpaBii^ # wymmw^ y i m ml I IE' m I C nion ^^ I hi m *&.+ "«if^.^i^ iiii 11111 Silfa I 1 i^s HI liiliP „mmmm £g$»lK**fc« m Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation http://archive.org/details/taconian11nort ! North Adams Normal ! § 1 1 m. o. JOBiOE *? a EDITING STAFF Editor-in-Chief — Catherine F. Healy Assistant — Agnes C. Murphy ASSOCIATES M. McNerney A. Donovan R. Trainor C. Meagher E. Webster M. March Business Manager — Ma rga r et White Assistant — Mild h e i ) J E \ K s EDITORIAL In view of establishing a custom for future classes of Normal, the class of nineteen hundred and eleven has undertaken to issue a book, in which to record the history, the joys and sorrows, the hopes and fears of the class. To the coming' classes of our Alma Mater, we dedicate this book of class expression, and upon them, we place the obligation of continuing the work begun. In after years, may the*e pages serve to enliven the ever present mem- ories of our pleasant normal days. Frank F. Murdock, Principal My past life avails little. My present life is an attempt to make edu- cation immediately serviceable and inspiring, adequate to the needs of our people. My future life will be the endeavor to set to work in many a mind the principles — Equal Opportunity for All and the Right Opportunity for Each. My hope is to accomplish as much as is expected of me. My reward is the success of our graduates and the progress of our ideals. \ et all these are but the life of our school, and they are mine only in com- mon with all who have shared in the development of our school. TO THE (LASS OF 1911 My congratulations to the class of 1!)11! My thanks for the opportunity to greet you through your class book. ** Success is nothing hut a good idea coupled with hard work." You have worked and won: you have attained success. Like the beautiful sky line of our encircling mountains your life with us has had its rhythmic course, now lifting us to new views, now resting us in fond hopes of your future. Always have you, perhaps all unconsciously, led us into deeper understanding, broader sympathies, and nobler endeavors. I was restless for the day to come when we should enter upon our ex- ploration of human problems. I am even more unwilling for that day to come when your journey into life will he beyond my view. Without you a certain new enlargement of ideals would not have come, for in executive work there is relatively little satisfaction of the higher life. "Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them." You are many friends to me and my prosperity cannot he measured. I have brought you adversity enough to try your friendship and you endure. So months before you separate for new successes I regret that you must go. Many an evening I see your faces, each vivid in its turn, and I wonder what questions you would ask, if you dared. Then I pass from wondering to recalling my own experiences, what I wish some one had told me early in life, and I resolve you shall have the satisfaction, the contentment which arises when the mean- ing and end of life are reasonably clear before one undertakes his part in the world's work. Happiness will be yours. It grows by doing: so it may be cultivated. It will shine out of your face or flow from the touch of your hand to all whom you serve. Energy, courage, and persistence; enthusiasm, faith, and skill! These are the conditions of success in happiness. You have them and your future looms large with power and full of accomplishment. F. F. Murdoch:. April, 1911. FACULTY R. W. Guss Graduate of Indiana (Pa.) State Nor- mal School, 1881; Wesleyan University, A. B., 1888; member of Phi Beta Kappa. Studied in summer schools as follows: Zoology, Martha's Vineyard, 1887, and Woods Holl Marine Biological Labora- tory, 188!); Geology, Harvard University field course. 1890 and 1891 and Colorado College, 1892 and 1894; Cook Co. (111.) Normal School, 189.'}; University of Buf- falo, 18!)(i; Cornell University, College of Agriculture, 1899; Mass. Agricultural Col- lege, 1907. Taught in public schools of Pennsyl- vania, four years, ungraded school to principalship before 1884; Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., 1888-1801; State Normal School, Greely, Col., 1891-1896. Department of natural science and nature study at the State Normal School, rforth Adams, Mass., since 1897. Archer C. Bowen Graduate of Adams Training School; Bridgewater Normal School; University of Chicago; student at Harvard and New York University summer schools. Taught in Savoy, Granville, West Springfield, Dover, N. H.; supervising principal in Melrose, Maiden, and Ever- ett. Since 1!)()S has been in charge of the department of geography, history, economics at the State Normal School, North Adams, Mass. Floyd B. Jenks Graduate of Purdue University, In- diana, B. S. Agr. Charge of department of biology and agriculture in the high school at Goshen, Indiana, 11)04-8. Assistant Professor Agricultural Education Massachusetts Agricultural College at Amherst; de- partment of agriculture at State Normal School, North Adams, Mass., 1908-11. Arthur W. Trubey Graduate of Phillips Academy, An- dover, Mass.; Sloyd Training School, Boston. Worked with manufacturing compan- ies at Lowell, North Chelmsford, and elsewhere. Taught in district schools, principal of grammar and high schools. Instructor in manual arts in Wakefield, Mass.; Berlin High School, Berlin, N. H.; Gil- bert School, Winsted, Conn.; Fitchburg High School. Supervisor manual training. State Nor- mal School, North Adams, Mass., 1910, 1911. Mrs. Donna D. Couch Graduate of Butchel College, Akron, Ohio; degree of A. M. was conferred by her Alma Mater in 1905. Teachers' Professional Certificate and Teachers* Permanent Certificate for Penn. Special course in the State Normal School at Edinboro, Penn. Taught German and mathematics in the high schools of Union City, Penn. and Cambridge Springs, Penn. Principal of the Veazie Street School, North Adams, Mass., 188.5; of the Mark Hopkins school in 1889; When the normal school was established at North Adams, 1897, the Mark Hopkins School became the train- ing school for the normal school and she was made principal of the training de- partment and instructor of the normal students in penmanship, child study, school organization and school manage- ment, which position she now holds. Mary A. Pearson Graduate of Abbott Academy, An- dover, Mass.; Summer School of Methods, Glens Falls, X. Y.; State Normal Art School, Boston. Studied also with pupils of Triscott and Enneking. Attended the Round Lake and Saratoga Summer School of Methods. Three summer tours to Europe for the study of historic art. Members of the Eastern Art Teachers' Association, Council of Supervisors of the Manual Arts, and the International Con- gress for the Development of Drawing and Art Teaching. Taught in rural schools and in graded schools ranging from the fourth through the ninth grades. Supervisor of drawing for five years in groups of towns around Boston. Supervisor of drawing. State Normal School, North Adams, Mass. since 1807. Rosa E. SEARLE Graduate of Westfield Normal School. Summer courses in Music at Boston and Evanston, 111. Supervisor of mathematics and music. State Normal School, North Adams, Mass. since 1897. ft/ Annie C. Skeele Graduate State Normal School, Bridge- water, Mass.; Posse Gymnasium, Boston. Taught in Private gymnasiam 1893- 1895; State Normal School, Mansfield, Penn., 18!).>-18!)7. Instructor in hygiene and physical training, State Normal School, North Adams, Mass. since 1897. Mary Louise Baright Graduate of Cook's Collegiate Insti- tute, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Boston Uni- versity, and Curry's School of Expres- sion, Boston, Mass.; Chicago University, Chicago, 111. Taught in private school, Nashville, Tenn.; State Normal School, West Ches- ter, Pa.; University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1895-1897; State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis., 1898-1902; State Nor- mal School, North Adams, Mass. since 1902. Mas. Eliza Graeme Graves Graduate of the Free Kindergarten Association, Louisville, Kentucky. Principal for one year of a private kindergarten, Louisville, Kentucky. Principal of the Parent Kindergarten under the Free Kindergarten Association, Louisville, Kentucky, for four years. Two years of this time supervisor of an additional kindergarten and critic of all the manual work of the normal classes under the Association. Training teacher, principal of the model kindergarten, and supervisor of an addi- tional kindergarten at the State Normal School, Willimantic, Connecticut; part of this time teaching the psychology of play to the normal students and having charge of play and games in grades 1 and II, 1S!M;-1!)<)4. Principal of the kindergarten in the training school and training teacher in the kindergarten- primary course, at the State Normal school. North Adams, Mass. since 1!)04. Annie J. Lamphier Graduate of State Normal School. Salem, Mass., and of courses at various summer schools including Xew ^1 ork University, Massachusetts Agricultural College and Chautauqua School of Arts and Crafts. Pupils in Saturday classes at Sloyd Normal School and of private instructor in other lines of hand work. Teacher of children in primary grades in Lynn and Newton, Mass., and in grade I, Mark Hopkins Training School. North Adams, Mass., 1904-11)10. In- structor in snmmer schools and private classes in basketry and in folk-dancing. Director of elementary handicraft at the State Normal School, North Adams, in- cluding basketry and other forms of weaving, printing, woodwork, etc. since li)l(). Helen Van Arnim Schuyler Graduate of Boston Normal Cooking School, 1903. Supervisor household arts, Williams- town, Mass. 1904-7. Supervisor household arts, North Adams, Mass. and at the State Normal School since 1907. Priscilla Alden Graduate of the Massachusetts Normal Art School, '09. Member of Eastern Art and Manual Training Association. Assistant art supervisor. State Normal School, North Adams, Mass. 1909-1911. Florence Bugbee Graduate of School of Domestic Science, Boston. Assistant matron at Taconic Hall, North Adams, 1903; .Matron at Taconic Hall, since 1!)()4. Florence Green Graduate of Drury High School, North Adams. Mass. Studied at Bliss Business College, North Adams, Mass. Secretary, State Normal School. North Adams, Mass. since 1906. Stubente Bessie M each am Allsop Williamstown, Mass. BESS "Guilty or not?" We learn the haven Of every Senior in 1911. Has Bessie a romance? Well! I guess; Come now, Bessie, do confess. It is not good that woman be alone. We all know, Bess, that this is your firm belief, and as "the sex is ever to the doctor kind," do what is in your power for your friend from Har- vard. Mary Ellen Burke Mary is a timid lass But still she makes things go; In gym especially she leads When she gets worked up so. We'll miss you awfully Mary, dear, (So will the Berkshire line) And here's success to you, my dear, We drink to vou everv time. Adams, Mass. Mary Gertrude Burns Pittsfield, Mass. "MOLLY" "Oh, what a face was hers to brighten light. And give back sunshine with an added glow. To wile each moment with a fresh delight. And part of memory's best contentment grow!" We all have heard of "Pete the Acrobat," who is none other than "Our Molly." Besides this world wide fame she has several other honors, of course. Eor instance she is the shortest girl in class, but above all she is considered the cutest, and her smiling face and cheery ways have made her quite a favorite. Olive Christine Burt Easthampt©n, Mass. Olive is noted for her ability to "think along straight lines and make life applications," as well as for her greed for literature; for one of her favorite pasttimes is to lie in bed and read, even if she has to go without her breakfast. Bessie Alta Clark South Deerfield, Mass. "Maiden with the meek brown eyes," In whose depths a twinkle lies; Whose golden tresses, curled and neat, (Muster round thv face so sweet. Thou art a winsome lass indeed, If the signs I rightly read. For those letters — do they not tell Of many ;i youth under thy spell? One, indeed, so I have heard, Puzzles this maid with many a word Dee]) and sonorous, and reference, too To Latin and other tongues — not a few. But not only youths are under her spell. For beloved of all her classmates as well This maid is. Indeed you must mark. Known as the sweetest of all. is Bess Clark. Bridgie Anna Cody Middlefield, Mass. Bridgie is our class president, spiritual adviser and our all around girl. She has a very sweet and musical voice as was shown in the class play where her singing made a great hit. But even this can't be compared to the hit she makes when she sings "Down on the Farm" to a bunch of lonesome girls. The class of 1!)11 expects great things from Bridgie especially in the school lines. Helen Connor Holyoke, Mass. When we write of Helen Connor there is much that we might say For there's always something doing when she's round. She can manage things with vigor from a picnic to a play And as a friend, — no better could he found. Mary Cook Sheffield, Mass. Cookie is known far and wide as the best girl on the team. Besides being a great basket-ball player she is also a great reader. You may ask Cookie for any part of Scott's "Ivanhoe" and she can quote it for you. I wonder why? Mildred Sarah Davenport Colrain, Mass. Did some one say Mildred Davenport? Why she is the young lady from that little town famous for being the scene of the first hoisting of the flag over the school house. "Just what was that? I didn't quite catch it." Now, I am not going to begin to quote this young lady, for I can't, so there? You ought to see her take off everybody from the professor to the janitor in order to know her. This dramatic talent is carried to the classroom, too; and when the teacher's back is turned, the class is afforded many an entertainment by those con- tortions of despair and agony for in one of those trying moments did not that old familiar poem read — "Under the spreading blacksmith tree The village chestnut stands?" Anna Donovan* North Adams, Mass. Kind, thoughtful and an ever ready helper is Anna. One of the most versatile and also one of the most unpretentious: a girl that any class might well he proud of. Kathryn Donovan Adams, Mass. There is a fair lassie named Kit, Who surely is ever most fit To laugh, or to dance, to flirt, or to wink, For never from men did she shrink. There was a fair laddie named Rupe, Who was always on hand, and the loop Which he threw, to himself ever knit The fair, pretty lassie named Kit. She never a hook would take home. But ever to pictures would roam Now what's the effect on her mind, I've not vet been able to find. Elizabeth Eno Bristol, Vt. Who is the busy, busy bee of the class of 1 !) 1 1 ? Early in the morning till late at night she toils among her books with never a moment's frivolity. Who this serious brown eyed lassie is, is not hard to tell, for we all know she is Elizabeth Eno. Mary Axtoniette Foster Stamford, Vt. Here is one girl in 1911, who has shown great ability as a manager. In the future who doubts but that we will find her mistress of a thoroughly scentifie farm, without the assistance of a man. The predominant qualities Mary has always shown as one of the girls are hidden in these words of Lowell — "A dogrose smiling to a brook Ain't modester nor sweeter." North Adams, Mass. f Catherine Healey Off in the still noon hour, Couched in her leather bower, Kit, the loquacious, Studies psychology, Or in assembly hall With light and soft foot fall, Dances a measure gay, Tripping it lightly. Oft in the noisy gym, "Playing with wonderous vim, Catherine, the agile. Fights for the victory. Yet not in gym alone Has her ability shone, But from all work done Comes back with laurels won. Julia Cecelia Heery Shelbikxe Falls, Mass. Jule might be considered our most polite and fussy member, if she did not seriously object. Her success is due to her conscientious working and her strict attention to everything said in class, for Jule never misses a trick. She has been accused of being absent minded and gullible but we all know, Jule included, that such a thing is impossible. Leona Hilton Adams. Mass. Leona Hilton the girl from Adams, Who wears the hobble skirts. Isn't t lie worst girl in the school, And yet she sometimes shirks. No matter what her duties are. A\ hen Wednesday night comes round. A certain one and Leona, together are surely found. \ a Ella R. Hkalkv Southampton, Mass. "And still they gazed, And still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all she knew." Ella is noted for always having her lessons for her dramatic gesture when excited, and for being "C. T." at the waitress table. Mildred Jenks Cheshire, Mass. Fair Cheshire sends us Mildred Jenks And with this girl good common sense! Her interest is e'er intense Especially in "adjustment to their and our envir- onments." She ne'er misses a single word Which in chapel is to he heard. She's conscientious to the end Which in fact — has been her trend. Rose Marie Johnson Holyoke, Mass. Rose, known to us as Pose or Johnny came from the busy city of Holyoke. By her smiling face, her giggling, winning ways she has endeared herself to her classmates and will be missed by all, but especially by her North Adams friends. Pose's favorite holiday is the 17th of March, why or wherefore some do not know, but perhaps some night when she is singing 'Lonesome,' she will be willing to tell the whole world. Helen K. Judd " Work while you work And play while you play That is the way To be happy and gay." But to work all day And to work all night. At Wesson, for Helen Would be delight." Southampton, Mass. Helen Kay Adams, Mass. From Adams comes Helen Kay is her name And though you may not know it She's a girl of great fame. She's not very thin And she's not very tall And she's always at everyone's beck and call: In the "kindergarten sandwich" She's usually the ham But then we all love her Like Mary's wee lamb. Mary G. Knap Pittsburg, Pa. After knowing for so long this "little lady' with her sweet disposition and winning way, after seeing her in the classroom, ever ready to answer any questions put to her and reasoning to the satisfac- tion of her teachers, we were much surprised to hear how hot she made things for Sambo when he came so far to see her. Rose CYRILLE LyNES HolyoKE, Mass. Full well she laughed in solitary glee At her own jokes, for many a joke had she. However Lynsie may occasionally he found in a serious mood — especially in tie "gym" (?) Tennis and fancy folk-dances are among her talented ac- complishments. As a conversationalist, I.ynsie's coquaciousness may he considered of the first rank provided she is in congenial company. Mary Madeline Mackey Lenox, Mass. "The radiance of her hair bewilders me." May or Mack is one of the Lenox trio. In gym she shines, being captain of one of the class teams and the class sprinter. Her favorite pastime is sleep- ing, while her favorite study is astronomy, being especially interested in the "Son." If Mack ever tires of her vocation we have no doubt but that she will follow in the footsteps of Melha as her ability in this line has been shown in her rendering of "Call me up some rainy afternoon." Alice Teresa Mahanna Lenox, Mass. Tessy, Alice, or Al, another of the jolly "Lenox Trio*' and secretary of our class came to N. A. X. S. to take up what was presumably her work in life, that of teaching' and from all reports she is making excellent progress. Dignified! Well, I guess! Al- though at present her favorite song is "No Wedding Bells for Me" our expectations are that her taste in music will change. < Margaret Grace Maloxey Northampton, Mass. "Her air, her smile, her motions, told Of womanly completeness; A music as of household songs Was in her voice of sweetness." All this applies to Marguerite or Peg for who has the air, the smile, or the welcome that Leg has to greet the girls with? Truly the title of Class Entertainer suits our friend. She is a star in gym and especially an advocate of culture in basket hall. Her favorite song is "I'm afraid of You" and you may hear her going through the halls at any time of night saying "If I Might Have Done." Mary Idabel March Shelburne Falls, Mass. Singing in the corridor Shouting on the stair Tramping over Ashland St. doing on a tare. If you want a jolly time Seek the subject of my rhyme. "Hello Girls! I'm going home Friday." If that's the way you feel when Von go to Shelburne Falls, Mary, how does it affect you when You "tech" a trip to Worcester? ™i Margery McGowan This girl who formerly, they say. Always liked to be out by Day; But since the wheel has turned around. Another fad this maid has found. Her great ambition now. Oh! My! Is forever to stand by The Senter of mankind, and Will never take another stand. Though usually so very sedate. She really has been known of late To interfere with Cupid's play Especially on St. Valentine's daw Margery next year, we know Out to gain great success you'll go; Hut don't forget, in your little run The jolly class of Nine-one-one. Chester, Mass. Catherine Deeley Meagher Lenox, Mass. "KATE" Kate is the last but not least of our ■"Lenox Trio." For over a year she has fulfilled the office of class treasurer to the best of her ability. By common consent she is considered our biggest jollier for even her favorite song "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," betray- her striking characteristic. Mary Agnes McNerney, So. Deerfield, Mass. "Fairest and gentlest of her race. She is all sunshine; in her face The very soul of sweetness shines." True, where her own sex is concerned, but let the other sex beware, for no smiling face greets the males, no eager eye is toward them, the passive face remains unchanged and one is apt to hear the exclamation "Stung!" Molly's one other prom- inent characteristic is her faculty for cutting "gym." Yes 'tis true, Molly spends her time studying or writing letters instead of playing the gentle (?) class basket ball, for which our class is famous. Let us hope Molly that in the future you will for- get that you were remarkable for cutting "gym," Joe and John and that you will be to all the "Fairest and yentlest of vour race." Agnes Clara Murphy North Adams, Mass. "For it's "Rah!" when the end is near, my char. Lose or win, the cheering the same; But there's never a cheer that is so rich and dear As the songs at the end of the game!" Agnes makes up many of the songs that cheer 1!)11 girls on to victory and although she is small and appears meek, Agnes is noted for saying what she thinks and wanting her own way. Many a day she may be seen wending her way from Normal to the Library with an armful of Social Economics reference books. Nelly Loretta Murphy North Adams, Mass. Oh sweet, good natured Murphy You're so jolly, and so true. You're so loving, kind and merry That you make us all love you. Crushes! Well I guess so! There are none that can surpass, For you love us all alike. And one outside the class. You're always ready to laugh, Nell But in gym you reach the limit Though some people don't appreciate it We're glad to have you in it. Grace Mary Powers Whately, Mass. The friendliest member of our class. Our Gracie, so they say. She's nice to meet, she's always sweet. And cheers us on our way. In walking she is not surpassed By any one in town; A mile is but a yard to her, She goes without a frown. In serving, quite the other way. Poor Gracie does not shine. But never mind; you're still all right You'll learn it all in time. Laura Abigail Pratt Pownal, Vt. "Thou sayest an undisputed thing' In such a solemn way." These words surely fit our sedate and dignified Laura. Although not living near at hand she has taken an active interest in the school affairs, and has always been ready to help in all things. Rebecca Rosenberg North Adams, Mass. Then too, there is our little brown-eyed, jolly, laughing Becky. Gossip says that Becky used to study hard, back in her girlhood days but, if these present days be any proof of it. why, I have my doubts about it. Here too is a secret that you never could sur- mise! Our little jolly, good natured Becky has an affinity stored away carefully from the eyes of the inquisitive world. (That is why she wouldn't go to Panama) and it is only a question of a short time before our frivolous Miss Rosenberg will be no more but in her place a prim, staid Mrs. So and So. Anna Senter She's the center of all "doings" That center in our class; We love this Senter very much. She's such a little lass. Our featherweight in basket ball. She keeps them all away. Who has not said "When Anna strikes. They're knocked out" for a day? She centers her affections rare. In her "brother" you can tell; His weight will almost tip her own. And therefore, "all is well." In the future, Anna dear. Remember our last greeting. Be center in that great success You henceforth will be meeting. Chester, Mass. Mary Agnes Shea North Adams, Mass. "Her hand was generous as her heart." Here we have in real life the lady of the "Open House." Kindness, generosity, hospitality and sin- cerity are the attributes by which yon may how Agnes. Her favorite city is Worcester, and her favorite color purple. Ethel McAdoo Shields entered X. A. X. S. with ns and we often wondered why domestic science had such an attraction for her. Hut our curiosity was satisfied when we found she had resolved to follow that course for life. Although we regretted to loose Ethel, the whole class extends its hearty good wishes. ■P ! Laura Stevens Lee, Mass. "STEVE" "This bright and witty maid of old Lee town Won by her humor very great renown. From early morn till late at night Conversing was her chief delight." Ruth Lyman Tower Becket, Mass. Ruth is a sweet, demure little lass. Who came from Becket to join our class. In all that she does she is faithful and true. In fun or in work she is always "true blue." Rose Tkainok Worcester, Mass. A stranger might wonder who it was in our class who is always talking and laughing; either discussing some deep subject or laughing at her own or another's nonsense; but we all know who it is, for indeed she is one of our class favorites. Wherever she is, even if the door is tight shut, sonic class- mate is sure to open it and call '"Hose Trainor in here? I thought so; I heard her laughing way out in the corridor." Alice Marie Troy West Stockbridge, Mass. () Troy you're a good natured girl And poetic I am sure. You're a friend of all the Seniors And the Juniors you endure: You never slam doors or get angry You wouldn't be guilty of such Now, understand when I say this. I really mean, "not much." JOHANNAH TUMPANE ADAMS, Ma&S. Johannah Tumpane is a very fine girl, She's as jolly as jolly can he; She makes a fine hit wherever she goes, For her pose is most excellent to see. She can teach a school well, She can sing a song well. And as far as the gym is concerned, There isn't a girl in the very whole school, Who from her couldn't find things to learn. There is seldom a hall goes over her head, But that her long arm is there too. And everywhere, anywhere it seems all at once, And her actions are sure and true. Edna Webster Stockbridge, Mass. We all know the artist of 1911. If she isn't already famous outside that class, she will he in the near future. She first became prominent in her Junior year when her name was ringing in every ear: Miss Webster! Miss Web-ster!! Miss We hster!!! Margaret Louise White Greenfield, Mass. Commonly known as "Peg." She's a good all round sort of a girl and when it comes to fun "Peg" is sure to he there. Margaret is a loyal supporter of the Norwich University although she is also fond of Amherst "Aggie." If you wish to be a staunch friend of this young lady just say, "I think Greenfield is all right, don't you?" and that is all that is necessary. Louise Wingate Cambridge, Mass. We all know Louise; she's a dear, anyway. Perhaps we know her best for her athletie ability; was she not elected the least athletie girl in the class? "Weezy's" favorite letter is "H" when "H" stands for Harvard. Does she like Harvard? Just ask her about it? Otherwise she prefers "W" when "W" does not stand for Williams. Perfectly natural, I'm sure, its her own as well as somebody else's. Still in this connection, there conies to mind the old couplet : "Change the name and not the letter. Change for worse and not for better!" Clare Skinneb Woodbury Southampton, Mass. Yes, -on being introduced to this young lady, you are impressed with her deniureness. In fact you feel somewhat as if you were meeting a Pris- cilla, but take my word for it, you will know her only a short time before you are convinced that Miss Clare Woodbury is an up-to-date girl of the twentieth century. •" Miss Jeannette Woodbury Bangor, Maine "Well," this is our most loquacious maiden, so talkative that when we meet her we always wonder if she is talking yet or again. Hut I would not have you think that her fame lies wholly in her verbosity, for she is the only one of the class of 1911, who succeeds in causing our most solemn and dignified member of the faculty to become "fused." "How does she do it?" you ask — "Why, simply faint away!" Hellooh! Hellali! for the class of 1!)11 We're enthusiastic and we're all gymnastic And we're on for all the fun, oh yes we are. How often the class of 1911 sang this song in the gym. every word of which is so true! In September 1909, we were hailed as the "record class," and the "athletic class." No doubt we deserved it. At any rate, we immediately started to live up to it. Oh! the courage we possessed. When in November, Miss Skeele asked if we were ready to meet the seniors in the gym, we jumped at the chance. Of course we would beat them! Didn't Miss Skeele say they would have to work hard to be victors? With confidence in our hearts we practised a little, and prepared to meet them on Friday, Nov. 17. Oh! that day! The great game was stationary basket ball. What didn't the circle players think when they saw the "jumping" seniors guarding their circles? Hut whoever heard of the class of 1911 being discouraged? It was a splendid game with good playing on both sides and although the seniors did win, it was with a score only a few points over ours. Were we disappointed? A little, but we did not let that get the better of our good nature, and as the seniors filed out, we cheered and praised them with our songs. "That was such a good game would we like to repeat it and invite our friends?" This was the question Miss Skeele put to us the following week. Were we ready? Wasn't every one of those players ready to meet and defeat those seniors, as we were sure we could? Arrangements were made. What anxious juniors we were when Friday evening finally arrived. We played— yes, we played our best and at the end of the first half we were much encour- aged, for we were victorious. But when the second half started we began to despair. The seniors were steadily climbing up! They were one point ahead! Oh! would we ever get that contrary ball in that basket? There; she goes! One of the circle players has thrown the ball! Yes, it is going right into the basket! It did — but just as it was thrown the whistle was blown and the basket was not counted. That left our score one point behind the seniors. What disappointment! It is well said, "Thou art so near and yet so far," for that was the way we felt at that minute. However, we roused ourselves and cheered and sang to the seniors, for we couldn't let them see we minded a bit. Soon we received a fresh disappointment. We were told there could be no interclass games that spring. However we did the best we could, and instead of the class of 1!)1() playing against the class of 1011 we had mixed teams, but of course no score could go on the board. The following fall we were as enthusiastic as ever, and were very anxious to meet the new juniors in the gym. In October, Miss Skeele decided she would allow us to play them, if they were willing. They were not only will- ing, but they were anxious, so we arranged the games for a Friday evening in October. We soon realized that what Miss Skeele had been telling us all along, was true, for we were winning in everything. Stationary basket ball was T H E game, and at the end of the second half the score stood 21 to 3. For some time after this, interclass athletics were at a standstill. Fin- ally we determined to again set the wheels going. We talked to Miss Skeele and, after overcoming several difficulties, arranged to meet the juniors Feb. 21. But the fates were against us! We won end ball with a score I will not mention because the juniors would blush so when they saw it in print. They won double goal, beating us by one point. Then our turn came when station- ary basket ball was announced. We were ever victors in that game! Then came the climax. What was the trouble that the class of 15*11 let the juniors defeat them in basket ball. The total score for the day was 10 for 1012, for 1911. That was the last time we met the class of 1011 in the gymnasium. We played a great deal in our two years' course and really lived up to the ap- pelation we were given when we entered. ^ CUTTING CYM IF 111 , ii iii I i ■ ■ E5 a as^7r .. -as- ,■ ■ ■ j "' mm TACOXIC HALL BASKETBALL SONGS Oh, who won? One nine one one! Oh, who won? One nine one one! Oh, who won? One nine one one! N. A. N. S. one nine one one! There's a song that's in the air, nineteen one one! You can hear it everywhere, nineteen one one! Through the subway to Taconic You can hear those strains harmonic. For we're ready for a frolic, nineteen one one! Then we'll sing to the praise of our school, normal school And we'll sing to the praise of our class, nine one one! If you want good cheer and fun. You must join with nine one one! We're the merry, merry maids, nineteen one one! Hellooh! hellah! for the class of nine one one We're enthusiastic, And we're all gymnastic And we're in for all the fun, oh, yes we are! Hellooh! hellah! for the class of nine one one! We're always in it. And, of course, we'll win it In every game that's on! Our colors float on the breeze of victory. Our voices raise the shout of jubilee! Hellooh! hellah! for the class of nine one one! We'll strive for fame. And make a name. For X. A. nine one one! Cheer for the seniors, seniors must win! Fight to the finish, never give in! Rah! rah! rah! You do your best, girls, we'll do the rest, girls! Fight for the victory! Rah! rah! rah! Juniors, Juniors, how we hate to see you lose! Juniors, Juniors, don't you see it is no use? But we'll all be cheering for you. Juniors If you win? Juniors, Juniors, don't forget to try again! With voices sweet and clear, girls, we'll sing a merry song. Rah! rah! rah! for nineteen one one! Let every Senior here, girls, the accents loud prolong. Rah! rah! rah! for nineteen one one! Seniors forever! Hip! hip! hurray! Cheer nineteen one one! ^Ye win the day ! Then we'll rally round our team, girls, we'll rally once again. Giving three cheers for nineteen one one! It was after one of those evenings of study spent in trying to permanently fix in the mind the location of islands, mountains, rivers, the significance of Guam, and half a dozen other things which to us seemed so insignificant; and Oil, dear! — selections expressing' emotions of indignation, and surprise, together with that lesson on the screech owl which was to he presented to the minds of so many little innocents. At last I went to bed wondering where my classmates and I would he a few years hence. I wished that we like the Greeks had an oracle to which we might resort for information concerning our future and the destinies of those in whom we are interested. Musing thus, I fell asleep and presently I found myself drifting and drift- ing — until I actually came to the shores of Greece. By some mysterious force I felt myself being carried onward and it was not long before I realized that I was in the presence of the oracle. For a few moments all was silent. Suddenly in the darkness, I saw a weird light flash forth; and in tones solemn and majestic, a voice demanded, — "What wouldst thou with me?" Trembling and almost overcome with fear, yet determined to satisfy my craving for a knowledge of the future I summoned courage and replied, — "To me the future of my classmates is a matter of vital interest and I will ask for nothing more if I may see or know of the location and occupation of each in 1920." Breathlessly I waited. Again came the deep and solemn voice whose message I will now try to give to you. According to the oracle, we have a Madam Melba in the person of Kath- yrn Donovan, and despite rouge and the glare of the footlights any of us can recognize among the chorus girls Margaret White, Bridgie Cody and Mary March. Among those in the missionary field are Mildred Jenks and Marjorie McGowan working in the sunny land of the Japs, while Ruth Tower and Agnes Shea are consoling the rice cultivators in the region of the Hoangho. Helen Jndd and Clare Woodbury strolling from the Massachusetts Gen- eral on one of those few spare afternoons, feeling relieved to lay aside the white and blue and experiencing rather a novelty in donning their chapeaux and street attire, were attracted by the posters of a vaudeville performance, which, after a short discussion they decided to attend. After reading the first few numbers on the program they started, stared at each other and then looked again at the program. No! they were not mistaken! There it was — "Buck and Wing Dance" by Rebecca Rosenberg and Mildred Davenport. Mary Foster, we find making practical applications of her course in Do- mestic Science. Mr. believes that every girl should take this course. If you are in doubt as to the economy resulting therefrom, ask him. Who could represent us better in the struggle for Women's Rights than Jeannette Woodbury? But who would ever think that Mary Burke would appear as one of the principal speakers at a suffragette meeting in Reno? The universe is interested in the publication of Mary Cook's latest book entitled, "Helpful Hints on Map Drawing." She has previously been brought to the notice of the public by her volume entitled, "The Effects of Night Air." Out in Calcutta, we hear of Mary Knap as Mrs. . Her work as teacher and his in the engineering line have been of great service to the Eng- lish government. "My John," one of the most popular songs of the day brought Catherine Meagher's name before the public. The music of this song was written by the now well-known composer Molly Burns and dedicated to "My Joey." Ella Healy will be glad to advise any of her classmates concerning house- hold decorations. Her efficiency in the teaching of art is evident from her recent promotion to supervisor of drawing in the schools of Jesup, Ga. After eliminating all men but one, Bessie Clarke settled in Amherst and is now occupied in cooking the things "that mother used to make." Although we often feared, while at school, for the spiritual welfare of Alice Mahanna and Rose Lynes, we need no longer concern ourselves about them for both have found shelter from wordly contaminations behind high convent walls. Aiding the Federal Government in settling the great question brought about by foreign emigration are Anna Donovan and Agnes Murphy in their successful labors at the Hull House On account of her great sleeping ability the Ben Greet Co. have engaged May Mackey for the "Sleep Walking" scene in Macbeth. Do not wonder why Margaret Maloney who "was" does not correspond with as many now as formerly, nor why she does not attend the Alumnae dinners for "ties" big and little keep her at home. Catherine Healy is a member of the Red Cross Society. The heart which leads in all onward actions has not failed to lead Catherine's steps to the army. Even in Panama we have been represented by Leona Hilton, Laura Ste- vens and Joe Tumpane. The latter, however, did not remain long in the teaching profession; her notion concerning the necessity of improving sani- tary conditions led her to the science of medicine. Urgent letters from a "lonesome somebody" in the North made Leona's stay a short one also. Laura alone retains the dignified post of school ma'am, Elizabeth Eno is the wife of a prosperous New England farmer whose prosperity is due to the use of scientific methods. In Detroit, is the famous "Trainor Home for Boys." This school is successfully carried on under the direction of its founder Rose E. Trainor. In this same school, on the faculty, are Molly McNerney as art teacher and Edna Webster as her assistant, Nellie Murphy is matron of a large orphan asylum in the city of Boston. By her sunny disposition and willingness to listen to the cares of childhood she has endeared herself to the hearts of the many children that are under her protection. Prof. David Balfour, grandson of Robert Louis Stevenson, and wife, Laura Pratt Balfour are at present making an extended lecture tour through- out the British Isles. Being unable to agree with any man on even matters of slight import- ance, Alice Troy remains an unmarried school teacher in the town of Otis. Shortly after leaving Normal, Helen Kay gave up teaching and made a certain man content, "while for two he now pays rent." Strong of frame and mighty of hand, Anna Senter strikes humor as well as learning in to the minds of uncultured little heathens on the island of Guam. Rose Johnson has become a successful business woman in Provincetown, Mass. Special sales on cranberries and "coffee" are held every week. She has, as one of her regular customers, Grace Powers who has become an expert chauffeur under the supervision of her devoted husband. Lawyer - Bessie Allsop is living in Arizona, the wife of a prominent doctor. After a year of teaching Helen Connor went west to visit Bessie and there Helen captured a man as only Helen can. Olive Burt is doing all in her power to help the future citizens of East- hampton by teaching them to think along straight lines and make life appli- cations. Julia Heery is living in North Adams. Yes, right in that famous city, the wife of a prominent business man. Louise Wingate is living a Jekyl-Hyde sort of life, for by day she teaches the little tots of Cambridge and at night is a leading light in society's gay whirl. Now, dear classmates, this is as it was told to me and I only add; "May the best of it prove true." Rose E. Trainor, Margaret G. Maloney, Alice T. Mahanna. On May ->7, 1!)10, the class of 1911 held its first banquet at the Richmond Hotel. A fine menu was enjoyed, and great amusement furnished by the unique place cards and the toasts on each one present. The menu booklets were exceedingly attractive, serving as souvenirs and the after-dinner mints created a great deal of pleasurable excitement. The large dining room was tastefully decorated with purple, the class color, and baskets of pansies, the class flower, were on the table. Senior banquet occurred on June 3, at the Idlewild Inn in South Wil- liamstown. The weather was ideal and the tally-ho ride over was a merry one. The Prophecy and History were read and appropriate toasts given for the chaperones, the Misses Pearson and Baright, for the School and for the Class. Dancing was enjoyed until a late hour when the happy party mounted the tallv-ho again and returned to North Adams. TRIP TO THE ARNOLD PRINT WORKS One of the most memorable trips of our junior year was that to the Arnold Print Works. Even Nature shed sympathizing tears for us as we sal- lied forth, clad in raincoats and rubbers, armed with umbrellas, notebooks, and pencils, and with Mr. Guss as our leader. Every few moments, as we marched down Church street, we heard his cheerful voice, far ahead, calling out through the mist and rain like a silver trumpet, "Step lively girls! Step lively between stations!" How well we responded to his gentle summons will not be recorded here. Proceeding in this manner, at last, we reached our destination. Oh, the wonders which met our gaze on every side. No words can do them jus- tice. Only those who have enjoyed such a trip can appreciate its pleasures and sweet smells! We were courteously shown through the factory from one end to the other. The mysteries of the dyeing room, the printing room and bleaching room were revealed to us, followed by an explanation of the marvels of ice manufacture and forging. But even then after all these wonders had been exposed to our vision, we had not seen all there was to see in the veritable wonderland. For we had yet to visit the gas house. Oh, what a hot place! Never will we forget the marvels of that hour: the sights, the sounds, the smells, and last but not least, the farewell of one who mourned over the parting in such heart render- ing words as these? "That pack of old maids has gone for this year!" Doubtless he agreed with the prisoner who had just regained his freedom: "Of all glad words of tongue or pen. The gladdest are these: 'I'm free again'." After that, we too were free for the rest of the afternoon; free to wend our way slowly homeward, pondering over the new knowledge we had gained, or discussing it among ourselves, preparatory to writing a detailed account of it in the evening. GL E.E: CL L/ft GLEE CLUB When the North Adams normal school opened, a Glee Club was formed consisting of members from the junior and senior classes. The number has always been limited to not more than twenty-six members. Each year the girls from the junior class who are to participate are carefully selected by Miss Searle, with the members of the senior class who belonged the preceding year made up the club. Before the dormitory was built the rehearsals were held twice a week, from twelve-fifty to one twenty-five, the girls arriving on time from all over the city. Since the opening of the dormitory the girls making their homes there have found it impossible to be ready early, as many of them assist in domestic work, so now the rehearsals begin promptly at one and end at one twenty-five. Up to the time of senior dramatics there were two concerts a year, one being held in the winter and the other in the early summer months. Dif- ferent officers from the senior class were chosen for each of the two concerts thus giving more girls an opportunity for practice as leader. At first the girls were assisted by local talent. Later they had outside professional talent, from Pittsfield and Northampton. In the beginning with the proceeds from the concert the girls purchased works of art for the school, however, this was given up and the presenting of a gift to the school was left with the graduating class. The concert of 1911 was given April twenty-first. The members of the glee club had worked faithfully committing all the pieces to memory. They were very fortunate in securing the assistance of Miss Holmes, an instructor on the violin at Smith College, she had been engaged several times before and we cannot speak too highly of her. Her excellent work, with Mr. Chambers accompanying added greatly to the program and the success of the concert which seemed to be so thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The girls owe a great deal of their success to Miss Searle who has worked untiringly all the year in order that the selections should be sung with much meaning and expression. With the money that remains after expenses are paid interesting and ap- propriate selections are purchased to be learned for the concert the follow- ing vear. * ,*l i < CUTTING HISTORY L C u X \ i n 9 £ c o n o rvx i c s SENIOR DRAMATICS When Henry Wadsworth Longfellow laid aside his pen after writing the final line of "The Song of Hiawatha," he had no idea that the time would come when men would be able to see in the flesh the romantic characters created by him from the ancient legends of the Ojibways, nor did he dream that his daughters would one day watch under the light of a northern sun the wooing of Minnehaha and the antics of crafty Pau-Puk-Keewis in the " Beggar's Dance." This play was given by the Class of 1911, May 26, at Normal Hall. It was largely attended and was a great success. HIAWATHA— Dramatis Personae Hiawatha, the boy Hiawatha, the man Minnehaha Nokomis Iagoo .... Mondamin Gitche Manito Arrow Maker Pau-Puk-Keewis Chibiabos . A Priest Guides Fever .... Famine Ghosts .... First Indian Second Indian Third Indian Fourth Indian Fifth Indian Sixth Indian Seventh Indian Eighth Indian Indian Maidens Jeanette Woodbury Ella Healey Mary Foster Rose Johnson Josephine Tumpane Margaret Ma lone y . Anna Donovan Katherine Donovan Laura Pratt Mildred Davenport Catherine Healey Agnes Murphy Bridgie Cody Julia Heery Elizabeth Clark, Elizabeth Eno Louise Wingate Helen Judd Mae Mackey, Anna Senter Mary March Helen Connor Catherine Meagher Rose Lynes Marjory McGowan Margaret White Alice Troy Mildred Jenks Ruth Tower Alice Mahanna Mary Cook Agnes Shea Mary Burns ARGUMENT ACT I — The Peace Pipe. ACT II— Scene I, The Boy. Scene II, The Fasting. ACT III — Hiawatha's Wooing. ACT IV— The Wedding Feast. ACT V— The Famine. ACT VI— Hiawatha's Farewell. "THE PLAY'S THE THING!" Since the spring of 1903 when a delightful Tennyson Recital was given in Normal Hall, something in the dramatic line has been attempted each year by the members of the senior class. Although much handicapped by the lack of a good stage, scenery, and stage properties, a number of excellent production have been presented, among which "Thesius," a Greek play, "Princess Kiker," a Japanese romance and "A Scrap of Paper," a modern comedy have been the most effective. This year a picturesque and beautiful version of Longfellow's "Hiawatha" was produced and it was generally conceded that the standard of excellence which had been previously established was not only well sustained, but in some respects surpassed in this last effort in which the "stage effects were marvelous for an amateur production and the reading of difficult lines was excellent. In fact nothing connected with the school life is undertaken with more genuine enthusiasm by the students or is received with such hearty and sub- stantial support from the general public as the senior class play. Susr WELCOME Undergraduates, members of the faculty, friends and parents, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you on this occasion, this day of days, the dawning of which we have looked and longed for and yet we regret to see it close, for the two years which we have spent here, although at times they have seemed long and burdensome, have been very pleasant ones for us and it is with a touch of sadness that we leave this life to take up our duties in broader fields. But our pleasure is doubled because you are here to share it with us on this our class day. As we stand at the entrance of the door which closes to us our school days and opens to us the world, in which we are to become workers, helpers and leaders, our thoughts turn with feelings of gratitude and appreciation to those who have done so much to help us in our struggle to reach the goal. To the members of the faculty we realize that we owe a debt which even at our best we can pay only in part; this part, kind helpers, we are resolved to pay with interest, if persistent effort may be accounted as interest. Though at first, we may find ourselves in restricted fields with limited opportunities we are resolved to struggle onward and upward or in the words of Brown- ing, "Welcome each rebuff that makes earth's smoothness rough. Each sting that bids nor sit nor stand but go." We intend that the communities in which we work shall feel that the world is being repaid for the maintenance of its institutions of higher education. We hope by our love for our chosen work, by the varied lines which we expect to bring to the attention of such communities, to instill in them a desire for the best in every thing, and so to encourage them to pursue the upward and onward course. To our parents who have spared nothing in their efforts to make our life here as happy and free from care as possible we owe everything. In many cases the sacrifice involved has been great, but we trust that by our lives we may show our appreciation of the many privileges granted us. You will watch eagerly for our success and we will strive with all our might to realize the ideals which you hold up for us. To our school-mates we look for the continuance of the high ideals of the school. We feel sure that you must have embibed something of the dignity and perseverance which become the senior class, from the atmosphere of association the past year, short though it has been. We hope that you have begun to realize the truth given to us by Madeline Bridges, "Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." To you we have the responsibility of maintaining the name and honor, which we have striven to uphold and which is traditionally passed on from the successive classes of the North Adams Normal School. Bridgie A. Cody, President, Class 1911. SEPT., \3o3 JUWE.IJIO SEPT., 1310 JUNE,tfll HISTORY CAN it be almost two years since we entered this most wonderful institution known as the North Adams Normal School? Although those two years have been short, too short in time, they, will remain long in our memories. As we review the time during which we have been together, we first think of the farewells, cautious warnings, and a thousand and one "don't forgets" of our parents and friends as we bravely sallied forth from our homes to undertake what, we little knew. At almost every city station or country crossing one or more lively, happy girls boarded the train, accompanied by as many timid, weeping maidens. The latter proved to be Juniors who were watched and guided by the cheerful, motherly Seniors until they reached their destination, Taconic Hall, and were placed under the ever watchful eye of the faculty. A stranger passing through the corridors on the second and third floors that evening would have wondered at the little white cards on the different doors. These were merely guide-posts for the Juniors in finding their rooms unaided by the Seniors. Those entrance examinations! How our pencils trembled in our hands as we struggled to master the many questions which ranged from the finding of the age of Ann in algebra down to the drawings of imaginary three-toed fossils in zoology! Nevertheless, we found the age of Ann, to the satisfaction of the faculty, and sixty ambitious Juniors were given reserve seats at the front of the hall for chapel. "Hush! Still as death, All was so abodingly still" until the Seniors entered with many a baffled roar like a toothless sea mumb- ling a rock-bristled shore." Fear not, Juniors, the Seniors are bidding each other good morning in the lower corridor. Then, with a tramp, tramp, tramp, up the stairs and into the hall they came, standing themselves up in a row and passing their opinions on every individual Junior in the place. It did not take them long to conclude that we were a decidedly intelligent class, an opinion which they held through- out the year. Our attention was next attracted by the faculty who entered with all due stateliness and majesty, took their places on the platform and smiled at us sympathetically. During the day, it was impressed upon us many times that with these people rested our fate. One Friday evening in the latter part of September, we were given a reception by the class of 1910. On the named evening, every member of our class was on hand, wearing her best bib and tucker. It has often been said that all babies look alike. Whether our hostesses meant to insinuate any- thing of such a nature or not, was not made known, but a small white card bearing our respective names with a few general facts of our past histories was fastened securely to each white frock. Everybody had an enjoyable time, and at ten o'clock, after bidding our beloved Seniors good night, each little maid went to her bedroom to hear, within the next fifteen minutes, "Lights out!" Not daring to disobey rules, the lights were accordingly turned out so that each little, inexperienced Junior went to bed in the dark. How- ever, this happened but once for such a difficulty was easily removed and every night since that memorable evening we have planned our time so well and arranged our work so systematically that we have always had lights out and been tucked in our trundle beds at 10.15. "When the frost was on the pumpkin, And the fodder in the shook," we returned the compliment and entertained the Seniors and faculty for an hour and a half. We spared no expense in making this party a success, among other things, having a Gypsy fortune teller to predict the future of each an- xious guest, and even obtaining ghosts to serve refreshments. How delighted the Seniors were! However, there was only one thing told by the Gypsy to which they would not agree, and that was, ere they became full fledged teach- ers, there would arise one difficulty which would not prove a stepping-stone. The truth of this statement was not fully realized until both classes met in the gymnasium. What enjoyable trips we took that year! The first on the list was the western shaft of the Hoosac Tunnel. We can still picture each girl loaded with notebook, pencil, basket, bottle of acid, glass and hammer in single file. slowly but successfully crawling under a barbed wire fence and often testing stones on the opposite side, once more resuming the up hill trip. Finally, the shaft was reached, and such digging, hammering and scratching had not been seen in this part of the country since the construction of the tunnel itself. Led by Mr. Guss, we finally made our weary way back to school with our bakset of rare and precious minerals under one arm and our implements under the other. The most interesting and helpful trip of the year was the one to the Arnold Print Works. It rained that day as it never rained before, but the class of 1911, ever eager for knowledge, being protected by raincoats, rubbers and umbrellas, reported at the factory early in the afternoon. Here we made volumes of notes on all practical points, thereby pleasing our instructor. Before leaving the grounds, we visited a blacksmith's shop, the owner of which readily explained the process of making horseshoes. Although few, if any of my classmates expect to engage in the business, we are all thoroughly versed in the science of it. In mathematics, we were taught to bring geometry into our lives, making life applications, or in other words, thinking along straight lines, and making our expressions clear cut and right to the point. We made a specialty of practical problems, such as the finding of the cost to the proprietor of a restaurant of one shredded wheat biscuit with cream, the profit thereon, and also a list of expenses which might be defrayed with the said profit. From necessity, the work in reading and arithmetic were somewhat correlated. When we entered school, much to our surprise, we found that we were unable to count. The year was too short to make up back work in arithmetic, so Miss Baright consented to have the class count in voice drill. The numbers to be mastered were from one to five inclusive. 'How often, oh, how often. In the days that have gone by," the surrounding hills have echoed and re-echoed with our cries of "one, two, three, four, five? One, two, three, four, five!" The work was so thorough that after a few months' training we could count fives to the right, fives to the left, fives forward and fives backward without one mistake. In dramatics, we studied fables in the latter part of the year. A guest upon entering the room, would have wondered at the vacant chairs, hut in a little while, he would have discovered the students on stools, tables, under desks, in the wastebasket. and in every other conceivable place, representing animals of the different realms. Many of the representations were so good that, had our guest remained in the hall, he would, without a doubt, have thought a travelling circus was holding a rehearsal in the room. Half of the year, one period a week, was given to the study of household science. Here we were taught how to keep a room clean, fresh and as at- tractive as possible. This work was put into practise in the training school. Only the teachers in that building can testify to the value of such a science to us, for we worked in the school rooms until our fingers were worn to stubs and the flesh threatened to leave our hones. Mr. Murdoch, realizing the seriousness of our condition, gave us a week's vacation to recuperate. Upon our return to school, we were told that we had had our Easter vacation. In this selfsame year, we were given gardens in which we worked morn- ing, noon and night in a temperature which ranged from three degrees below zero to ninety in the shade. How we did work in those gardens, hoeing, watering with a rake and thinning the plants. Before finishing the work, we were thoroughly acquainted with all small seedlings and could easily dis- tinguish between plants and weeds, or at least, we ought to have been able to. But two somewhat unfortunate members who started seeds in-doors industriously pulled out the plants and administered the greatest of care to a few delicate little weeds which, with this unusual attention, soon rivaled the young trees on the hillside. Regardless of our hard work and steady advance, we found time for games with the Seniors. We were their constant but unwilling target except when in the gymnasium. Here we had the strength of Kwasind, he the strongest of all mortals." The results of several games in the early part of the year were a credit to our opponents. In a frolic, although we did not win with a score, we excelled in play and offered our services to the Seniors as coach for their team. However, this pleasure was refused. On the score board the score did justice to the work of 1910. but why did they refuse all our invitations to games? This we will leave to your imagination as it was left to ours. In June, with the advent of superintendents, we realized that our Seniors were soon to will their seats in assembly to us, and it was with deepest regret that we bade them farewell, extending to them our heart-felt wish that they would be successful in their life work. Thus, the year passed on. each one progressing in her own little sphere, and the line from the tip of the nose to the nape of the neck becoming markedly curved, showing one year's growth in gray matter. The summer vacation certainly did wonders for us. After all the buttons, hooks and eyes had been securely sewed on our clothes, tucks and seams let out as much as possible, a day arrived "When the warm, glad sunshine filled the sky of noon, And a wind, borrowed from some morn in June, Stirred the brown grasses of the leafy spray," we returned to school with rustic health, "cheeks of tan," "lips redder than those kissed by strawberries on the hill," and the "muscles of our brawny arms strong as iron bands." Such a time as we had trying to recognize each other. Where were our Juniors? We had met none in our travels from home. Perhaps they were late and missed the train, however, upon arriving at Taconic Hall, we were welcomed by the faculty and the Juniors who, if one were to judge from their ease of manner and familiarity with their surround- ings, had arrived several days before the opening of school. Nevertheless, here they were, and thoroughly acquainted with each and all of the entering class. That evening, after hearing of the many trials and adventures of the girls and remembering that we were once more under the dormitory roof and regulations, at half past ten we were under Orpheus' charm. At that very witching hour of the night when all things take on weird and horrible shapes "We hear.d in the chamber above us The patter of little feet, The sound of doors that were opened And voices soft and sweet. A sudden rush from the doorways, A sudden run in the hall, And by one door left unguarded, The Seniors saw it all," Behold the Juniors! having a midnight spread and eating food carried miles from home. There was no such record in our statistics, and we are pleased and delighted to think that they finally benefited by our wise and thoughtful example. School work soon began in earnest, and knowing that we should have a representative body, we elected the following officers: Miss Cody, President; Miss Maloney, Vice-President; Miss Meagher, Treasurer; Miss Mahanna, Recording Secretary; and Miss Tower, Corresponding Secretary. As a class, we fully appreciate their work and ceaseless efforts in making everything undertaken a success. Upon entering the zoology room, we found the work assigned more than less connected with our garden work, being sent out into the highways in search of garden and household pests, in order that we might apply methods of exterminating them The only way in which we were allowed to consider them was in connection with the harm they did in getting their food, never as the "poor, harmless fly that comes to makes us merry with his pretty, buzzing melody." Bees demanded over half our time, and we made an ex- haustive study of their life and habits. Even now, on the spur of the mo- ment, we can give the exact number of drone cells to the square inch. This year we took up a new line of work with Mr. Bowen. In geography our memories were strengthened and enlarged, and spelling and pronunciation improved. Special topics were given out, the very first day and, as we became, more acquainted with the work, the rate at which they were assigned was proportionately increased. Much time, energy and patience were spent on locational geography. Perhaps it is sufficient to say that when the work was completed we could give in one breath the location, population and im- portance of any place between the two poles. In history, "strategic points" and "crucial moments" received their share of attention. We greatly benefited by the "spur of the off season" and became thoroughly acquainted with the "terminology" of all books within our reach. Thus, our lessons were recited in a manner which greatly surpassed the expectations of our instructor. As a word to the Juniors, let us advise special study of Semple and Shaler, as you will find them "delightful reading" and, as far as we know, the best books on that particular subject. When you are called upon for a report from them profit by a Senior example and do not give your estimation of of the book itself. In our gymnasium work, Miss Skeele, in her concise, introductory talk, congratulated us upon our play spirit which had by no means vanished during the summer. We always attended strictly to our work and without fail we invariably received "A" on every run. Our work was so good that she de- cided to reward us. How she did "get those prizes into our hands!" Throughout the year, we received messages, both written and oral, to join the Juniors in the gymnasium. They could not understand our excuses, but when they are Seniors and have psychology, geography and authors' books to work on, maybe they won't find time for games. The jelly, the jam and the marmalade, The cherry and quince preserves we made, With cinnamon in them and all things rare, Ah, wasn't it good for a girl to see. And wasn't it good for a girl to be In the Senior cooking class? Even a Junior was heard to say, "If my old nose don't tell me lies, 'Pears like I smell custard pies!" She was right, for there on the table, ready to be cut, were custard pies made by the skillful cooks of our class. Because of our unusual ability in this line, before the completion of the course, we gave a luncheon and were highly complimented on our success. If we received compliments for such work, what will limit the praise which the undergraduated, our worthy Juniors, will receive? Even now they can make anything from fudge down to a shrimp wiggle while you wait. And such an inventive class! So well did they master the principles of mechanism, in physics that they set about to make pulleys — pulleys that worked — but not very long. Take heed! Follow our example, Juniors, and turn your energies in the right channels on things worth while and success will surely crown your efforts. In the psychology class, we gradually became aware of our "cages," and we were informed that there are some things which even Seniors could not do. How we envied each girl who was called upon to illustrate an important point or psychological fact by sighting some of the experiences of her past life. Our class play, "Hiawatha," was presented a short time ago with great success. The Ojibways themselves would have stood off and gazed with won- der and surprise on "the wooing of Minnehaha and the antics of the crafty Pau-Puk-Keewis in the Beggar's Dance." In a few days, our paths in life will separate widely, and though we have been together two short years, we have formed friendships that can never be broken, — thoughts that can never grow dull and will carry away with us many pleasant memories of the happy days we have spent together. "If stories of dry and learned lore we gain, We keep them in the memory of the brain; Names, things and facts — whatever we knowledge call, — There is a common ledger for them all, And images on this cold surface traced Make slight impressions and are soon effaced. But we've a page more glowing and more bright. On which our friendships and our love to write; That these may never from the soul depart, We trust them to the memory of the heart, There is no dimming, no effacement there; Each new pulsation keeps the record clear; Warm, golden letters all the tablet fill. Nor lose their luster till the heart stands still." CLASS SONG Oh, Normal, thy children of 1911, A boon now are asking at thy bounteous throne — Since on our life's journey we're starting today, Oh, grant us thy blessing to cheer the long way! We thank thee, our guardian, for all thou has done To lighten the burdens of 1911. Oh, may the long years ever as happy be, As have been the joyous days we've spent with thee! Oh, Normal, Alma Mater! Our hope-star so fair! We loathe now to wander from thy tender care; But from the wide world, noble tasks to be done Are calling thy daughters of 1911. Alma Mater, we love thee, and, though far away. Our thoughts will return to thee day after day! In absence grown fonder, our hearts e'er will be Entwined with the fair, loving mem'ries of thee! Agnes Clara Murphy IVY POEM The time has come, dear classmates, When we are called to leave The school which has been our shelter. And well we all may grieve. But grief is mingled with pleasure, For the time has come when we Must depart from under this shelter, To fight for our victory. We cannot go without leaving Some symbol of growing power; And so to our Alma Mater, We trust this vine, this hour. May we reach ever upward and onward As this plant climbs up the wall, Ever trusting in truth and uprightness, And thanking the Giver for all. As the ivy will cover over. With its broad and beautiful leaves, The cracks and flaws on the building, Thus showing what it can achieve. May we feel ourselves covering over, The unpleasant results of our strife. With a new and varied experience. With a broader and better life. We are struggling to lead little children, In the pathway of knowledge and faith; But at present we cannot see clearly, That the ship's in its haven and safe. No more can the ivy see clearly. The heights which it may attain; But it grows a little daily, Nor questions nor cares what the gain. There seems to be something within it. Which gives it the impulse to grow. So there is something within us. Which gives us the courage to do. Even though the outcome is hidden, A good deed done today, An inch in the growth of the Soul stuff. Will find its reward some way. Let us never forget the true lessons. The years this school have taught; Let us struggle and cling to our ideals. And say, with the ivy, cease not. 'Till you've gained the top of the ladder; Till you have at your nod and command. All the resources God has given you; 'Till you dare for the right ever stand. The tender shoots of the ivy. The fingers so frail and thin. Are groping and feeling for something, To which they forever may cling. So let us send out from our beings, Tender shoots of affection and love, For the sick, the afflicted, the downcast, For those who from duty do rove. And thus we'll be helped and uplifted, Be turned from our cares and strife, Be guided, by guiding another, To a nobler and better life. Mildred Jenks. IVY ORATION In the days of old, at the feet of the god they wished to worship, the Greeks placed a lamp which they kept burning for some time, frequently replenishing the oil. So, at the feet of our Alma Mater, we wish to leave our burning lamp. It is for this purpose that a tiny slip is cut from the ivy every year, and carefully tended until it is ready, not to be sacrificed, but to do its own proud work, by showing to the world the feeling of the class who planted it. The ivy, which we plant today, was cut from a vine in the fall of 1909 and, being given careful treatment, thrived. So, too, our love, which began an independent life in the autumn of this same year, has increased slowly and surely, until today we are ready to present it to the world through the symbol which our class has nourished. "A dainty plant is the ivy green," and as it grows year by year, and as it climbs, it clings tightly and still more tightly to those walls of our Alma Mater, embracing her with tiny, delicate, yet strong tendrils. So may we, from this time on, live as our symbol. Every year may we develop, but as we advance toward maturity, and as we climb, may we embrace our Alma Mater more tenderly, and cling to her more lovingly. After several years, as the ivy grows, one trying to tear it from the wall will find it impossible. Thus may our love, as it becomes greater and stronger each year, never be torn from our beloved Alma Mater. Each year may we return to this home and view what to others is a symbol of our class, but to us is a symbol of our growth, our love, and all that our school holds dear to us. Anna D. Donovan. ITS QlMTER PASTffl KNOCK INC OUT LICHTS We, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Eleven, of the North Adams normal school, in the County of Berkshire, in the State of Massachusetts, being of sound and provident mind and being warned in a vision of our im- pending departure from the normal world into a Great Unknown, do hereby dispose of our effects and do declare this document to be our last will and testament. We do give and bequeath as follows: To the Faculty: — Our heartiest appreciation of their efforts in our behalf during our many days spent here. Further, we give our word of honor that as we look back in the years to come, we will think with favor on the many opinions passed in faculty meeting; and we will realize that we were here, not for praise, but for criticism. To the Training Teachers: — Our under classmates with all the "contents, sources, and methods"; with the right to bestow on them as many and as helpful suggestions and criticisms as were bestowed on us. To the Juniors: — 1. Our places as models in dignity and unassuming worth for the new members of this school. i. A large number of scats in the back of the assembly hall, said seats to be occupied five mornings of each week. 3. To some of their members the burden of taking upon themselves the duties of the judicial department at the dormitory, provided that said duties, namely, the knocking out of lights and maintaining order on all occasions, be faithfully performed. 4. 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